Texans morning huddle: Watt’s hospital visit, Weeden improving


The morning huddle has all the news you need to keep up with your Houston Texans, today’s links include a look at Watt’s holidays and Weeden learning more

Good morning, hopefully this holiday season has treated everyone well. Here is what you may have missed while pouring down the egg nog yesterday, enjoy:

Texans LB Whitney Mercilus looking for repeat performance vs. Titans – by John McClain, Houston Chronicle

"In the Texans’ 20-6 victory over the Titans, outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus embarrassed left tackle Taylor Lewan for a career-high 3 ½ sacks against quarterback Zach Mettenberger. He also had one called back because of a penalty.More from Toro TimesHouston Texans: Can Sean Payton really be the next head coach?Houston Texans Draft: Michael Mayer should be a no doubter at pick 12Houston Texans already telling fans the Davis Mills era is overHouston Texans have hand forced, waste no time in firing Lovie SmithHouston Texans: Pros and Cons of keeping Head Coach Lovie SmithAfterward, Lewan admitted Mercilus had gotten the best of him."

J.J. Watt spends Christmas visiting children in hospital – FOX Sports

"The behemoth, most feared man in the NFL spent Friday visiting children in the hospital, trying to brighten their day while getting the same in return.He actually did the same thing on Christmas Eve, and he wore the same clothes a second day in a row on Friday. As you can tell, he doesn’t care what you think about his clothing habits:"

Brandon Weeden “getting better every week” – by Deepi Sidhu, HoustonTexans.com

"Brandon Weeden is getting a crash course in the Texans offense. Signed to the active roster on Nov. 19, Weeden hasn’t had the luxury of time to learn a new system but he’s getting more acclimated with each passing week.“I would say getting better every week,” Weeden said. “They all have said that it is kind of a game plan offense, so last week is in the dead and this is a whole new offense essentially. Now it is just learning it fresh and understand why we are learning certain plays to attack what they are doing. I think for me just going out and doing the little things, day one stuff, get the cadence right, get the Mike points right, the communication, if I can just over-communicate, then we have good players, so hopefully the rest will take care of itself.”"

Madden Matchup: Texans at Titans – by Eric SanInocencio, HoustonTexans.com

"The real life Texans will have a tough matchup with Titans tight end Delanie Walker, and the same is the case on Madden 16. Walker’s 94 rating is the third highest in the entire game. It is also worth mentioning the Texans have faced the best (Rob Gronkowski) and second best (Greg Olsen) tight ends in Madden 16 earlier in the season. Walker makes it a tight end trifecta for Houston this season. His success against Romeo Crennel’s defense will be worth watching on Sunday."